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The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Germany. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer's project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder recording. Altogether, these recordings provide a syllabus of recorded sound that ranges roughly from the 1890s to the 1920s.

The easiest and most entertaining way to learn about the heritage of recorded music is to tap the primary sources themselves, the original recordings, which provide an open time window that was kept closed for a century.

For more information on the Cylinder Archive, go to http://www.cylinder.de/


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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Albert Whelan
28,107
3
0
A British Christmas carroll selection on a Sterling Cylinder Record #276 from ca. 1904.
Topics: cylinder record, scrooge, charles dickens, christmas, xmas, british, england
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
A popular automobile song from Edison Blue Amberol #2684, recorded on June 21st 1915.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, billy murray, auto, automobile, comic
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Nebe-Quartett
24,787
1
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2010: O, Tannebaum (O, Christmas Tree): One of the top three Christmas songs known in Germany. This cylinder was recorded in August 1905 in Berlin, Germany and is announced by Carl Nebe with his very distinctive wrong pronunciation of Edison's name. From the collection of the German Museum of Technology, Berlin. Excerpt from Wikipedia: "O Tannenbaum", or, in its English version, "O Christmas Tree", is a Christmas...
Topics: cylinder record, christmas, xmas, quartet, nebe, berli, germany
Source: From the Collection of the German Museum of Technology, Berlin
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Elektra-Symphonie-Orchester
24,058
2
1
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2007: The most famous Christmas carol (Silent Night), on a German cylinder record from circa 1906. A real nice version!
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, instrumental, german, christmas, xmas, carol, silent night
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Military Band
15,086
3
5
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for January 2007: The 'Hungarian Rag' was definitely a kind of a pre-echo to the upcoming new music style called 'Jass'.
( 5 reviews )
Topics: ragtime, dance, jass, early jazz, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by 71st Regiment Band
14,957
1
0
An early 1899 Edison brown wax recording of the early march, composed by the Austrian Josef Wagner. The original title in German is "Unter dem Doppeladler". Edison Record #19, recorded at 135 rpm.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, march, josef wagner, doppeladler
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The popular airline from "Bohemian Girl", sung by John W. Myers on a moulded Columbia brown wax cylinder #5631-2 from around 1904. Composed by Michael W. Balfe / Alfred Bunn.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, bohemian girl, brown wax
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Military Band
11,498
1
2
Still a popular tune in our days, from Edison Gold Moulded #9107, recorded in June of 1905.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, military, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
10,062
1
2
An interesting street piano arrangement done by August Molinari. Record announcement by Ed Meeker and Billy Murray (speaking with accent) and Len Spencer doing the street scene. From Edison Gold Moulded cylinder #9615, recorded in April of 1907.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, street piano, piano, August Molinari, Edward Meeker, Billy Murray, Len Spencer
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Manhansett Quartette
9,074
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2006: According to old catalogs, this brown wax cylinder was recorded by the United States Phonograph Company, dates from circa 1895 and runs at 125 revolutions per minute. The announcement says: "Selection entitled, 'The Old Folks at Home', as sung by the Manhansett Quartette" The Manhansett Quartette was lead by the popular brown wax artist George J. Gaskin who also made the announcement for this recording. Immediately after...
Topics: traditional, swanee river, quartette, brown wax, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Frankie Marvin & his Uke
8,579
1
2
A very late Edison Blue Amberol cylinder by Frankie Marvin who was hired to make some competitive recordings to the famous Cliff Edwards ukulele style. He is doing quite well with this one. This record had some excessive hung grooves and has been digitally restored.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, ukulele, frank marvin, cliff edwards, 1920s
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Concert Band
7,921
0
0
A snappy ragtime number from Edison Gold Moulded #9617, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, dixie, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Edison Gold Moulded #9612, recorded in April, 1907. A comic (but somewhere true) song from "The Orchid". Composed by: E. Ray Goetz / Vincent P. Bryan
( 4 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, comic, early comedy
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Frieda Hempel
7,255
0
0
On of the all time favourites on cylinder, performed by the German soprano Frieda Hempel and the Criterion Quartet (John Young (Tenor), Horatio Rench (Tenor), George Reardon (Baritone), Donald Chalmers (Bass). Edison Royal Purple cylinder #29008 (take 3, mould 1), recorded in 1918
Topics: cylinder record, royal purple, soprano, german
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
A nice and comic song by Will Danby. He's really doing well to make it funny! From White Record no. 162, made by the General Phonograph Company, England. Monthly cylinder release for September 2006 on www.cylinder.de
Topics: comic, scottish, white record, cylinder record
A snappy banjo solo number by Fred van Eps (sometimes also written as 'Fred van Epps') on an Edison Blue Amberol cylinder, recorded in August of 1912.
Topics: cylinder record, blue amberol, banjo, ragtime, medley, van epps
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Arthur Fields with Chorus
5,818
2
0
One of the most popular World War 1 songs that were issued on by Edison. This one was recorded in 1917. Issued on Edison Blue Amberol Record #3321
Topics: cylinder record, blue amberol, ww1, world war 1, marching song
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
An operatic selection of the German Edison Gold Moulded cylinder releases. Performed by the royal chamber singer Ernst Kraus with orchestra accomp. conducted by Max Buechner. Edison Goldguss cylinder #12258, recorded in 1905 at Edison's studio in Berlin, Germany.
Topics: cylinder record, german, opera, classical, aria
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Concert Band
5,660
0
2
The famous march, rendered by the Edison Concert Band on a brown wax cylinder (#7663), recorded in November 1900.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: march, brown wax, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer, The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for for March 2007: Arie aus Traviata (Lebt wohl jetzt, ihr Traeume), sung by the German soprano Hedwig Francillo-Kauffmann on Edison Goldguss Record #15935 III/ 4: Aria of Violetta from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi & Francesco Piave The announcement was done by Carl Nebe with his typical wrong pronunciation of the name Edison. This rare soprano recording was done at Edison recording studios in Berlin. Gladly the record has survived in nearly...
Topics: cylinder record, traviata, aria, opera, verdi, francillo-kaufmann
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
A sentimental selection from a British wax cylinder. Edison-Bell #10225, recorded in April 1907.
Topics: cylinder record, sentimental, british, ernest pike
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Symphony Orchestra
4,922
1
0
A brilliant ragtime tune, performed by the Edison Symphony Orchestra. The two-minute cylinder serves almost anything necessary during its short recording time: orchestra, clapping, banjo solo, vocals and even audience background. Edison Gold Moulded Cylinder #8844, recorded in 1904.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, vocal, banjo, orchestra, barn dance
Source: Collection of Central and Regional Library Berlin
An interesting recording by Signore Bartolotta on a British Sterling wax cylinder (#531) from 1906. La donna è mobile, Act 3 of Verdi's Rigoletto La donna è mobile Qual piuma al vento, Muta d'accento E di pensiero. Sempre un amabile Leggiadro viso, In pianto o in riso, È menzognero. La donna è mobil Qual piuma al vento, Muta d'accento E di pensier, E di pensier, E-e di pensier. È sempre misero Chi a lei s'affida, Chi le confida Mal cauto il core! Pur mai non sentesi Felice appieno Chi su...
Topics: cylinder record, wax cylinder, opera, rigoletto, guiseppe verdi, sterling, british
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2011, dedicated to my grandmother who very much appreciated opera: In 1903, Enrico Caruso recorded a small set of commercial recordings on phonograph cylinder, taken by the Anglo-Italian Commerce Company in Milan, Italy. This was just before he signed an exclusive contract with the Victor Company and these recordings were the only ever issued Enrico Caruso recordings on phonograph cylinder in his lifetime. In that very same year, the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, caruso, opera, tosca, aria, grand opera, italian, tenor, belcanto
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Francesco Daddi
4,294
1
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for January 2008: This is one of the rarer Italian-Neapolitan series, recorded 99 years ago in January 1909 and first released on Amberol wax cylinder. This cylinder is a reissue from ca. 1912-1913 on Edison Blue Amberol cylinder, using the same master.
Topics: cylinder record, edison, neapolitan, italian, tenore, blue amberol
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Columbia Orchestra
4,195
3
1
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2008: A lively played band number of the famous song Dixie, played by the Columbia Orchestra ca. 1908.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, dixie, band, ragtime, orchestra, indestructible
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Dale Wimbrow and his Rubeville Tuners
4,185
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for March 2008: A hot jazzy fox trot tune with ukulele and a great cornet performance from 1926. Released as Edison Blue Amberol #5276
Topics: cylinder record, jazz, early jazz, fox trot, hot jazz, ukulele
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Another British Edison-Bell wax cylinders, recorded in November 1904 with the popular waltz title, composed by Franz Lehar under the original name 'Gold und Silber'. Announcement: "Waltz - Gold and Silver, played by the Bohemian Band. Edison-Bell record."
Topics: british, bohemian, waltz, lehar, gold und silber, edison-bell, bonston waltz, cylinder record
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2009: Through the few recordings that Thomas Alva Edison had made in his lifetime, only one recording made it into the record catalog. This recording, a speech given to the American people after World War 1 had just ended, is today the most well-known recording of Mr. Edison's voice among collectors. Although issued on a 4-minute Blue Amberol cylinder, the speech does only last for 1:47 Minutes. A different take of his speech was also...
Topics: cylinder record, phonograph, edison, let us not forget, speech, spoken word, ww1, world war, great...
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Ada Jones
3,289
3
1
A comic song by the popular soprano Ada Jones on a Columbia Indestructible (#1004) cylinder from ca. 1906. "Wasn't you the 'fella' with the open umbrella that I met one rainy day upon the avenue?"
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, comic
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Albert Benzler
3,266
1
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for September 2007: Lollypops - an instrumental Xylophone solo, played by Albert Benzler. Edison Gold Moulded cylinder record #9846
Topics: cylinder record, xylophone, instrumental, band
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Nap de la Mar
3,203
2
2
A very rare Dutch selection from Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #9662, performed by Napoleon Christiaan (Nap) de la Mar (1878-1930), a Dutch actor and director. To have recorded something like this in this within the USA at the time of around 1912 would have caused nothing short of a scandal. Isadora Duncan was an American dancer who scandalized America with her modern dance interpretations, dancing her "Dance of the Seven Veils" in a flesh colored bodysuit, which gave the audience the...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, dutch, nederlands, cabaret
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edward M. Favor
3,166
2
3
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2008: A funny song sung by Edward M. Favor who began his recording career in the early 1890's.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, comic, favor, song
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Columbia Orchestra
3,040
1
0
Monthly cylinder release for July 2006: A snappy ragtime medley from a Columbia Indestructible #986 from ca. 1908.
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, orchestra
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by American Symphony Orchestra
3,002
0
0
A later Edison Gold Moulded cylinder, just after they stopped to record announcements. Courtesy of German Museum of Technology Berlin (GDTM) [www.dtmb.de]
Topics: orchestra, instrumental, cylinder record
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for February 2012: This cylinder was found in a collection at the Edison National Historical Park, NJ. Its historically significant contant was first discovered by Stephan Puille. Although it was known to have been made, for more than a century, this recordings was believed to be lost. It was recorded by Theo Wangemann in Friedrichsruh, Germany on Oct 7, 1889. Filtered and pitched by Norman Bruderhofer To read the full story (in German):...
Topics: cylinder record, edison, bismarck, wangemann
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Edison Goldguss (Gold Moulded) #15164, Take 3 Recorded in October 1904 in Berlin, Germany. The Announcement says "Lied an den Abendstern, gesungen vom koeniglichen Hofopernsaenger Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." Translated: "Song to the evening star, sung by the royal chamber singer Rudolf Berger, Edison Record." A part of Richard Wagner's Tannhaeuser (often written 'Tannhauser' because of the wrong American spelling caused by ignoring umlauts).
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, german, tannhauser, tannhaeuser, richard wagner
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra
2,607
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2008: Cecilia, performed by Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra with vocals by Vernon Dalhart. A genuine charleston fox trot, recorded now 83 years ago and released on Edison Blue Amberol #5064.
Topics: cylinder record, fox trot, jazz, charleston
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Military Band
2,420
1
0
[www.cylinder.de] Cylinder release for June 2006: A famous Sousa march, from Edison Gold Moulded #24, recorded in 1904.
Topics: cylinder record, sousa, march, band
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Jaudas' Society Orchestra
2,379
1
0
Eugene Jaudas and his Society Orchestra recorded a lot of snappy numbers like this one from November 1917 on an Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #3404, dubbed from the Diamond Disc recording 50553-R.
Topics: ragtime, early jazz, blue amberol, cylinder record
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by The All-Star Trio
2,348
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2007: One of the earlier fox trot releases on Edison. This one comes from Blue Amberol #3871, recorded in 1919, at a time when the very first jazz influence came into dance music.
Topics: cylinder record, fox trot, early dance music, band, jass, jazz
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by United States Marine Band
2,311
2
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for July 2009: An early rendition of John Philip Sousa's El Capitan March. Recorded for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris. Exact dating of brown wax cylinders can be difficult to impossible. The current research status gives likely the date of late-1897 to early 1898, just before the Band's director William H. Santelmann became its new director. The previous director Francesco Fanciulli was not accepted for re-enlistment after...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, march, sousa, 1896, U. S. marine band, US marine band
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by James I. Lent
2,303
2
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2010: The Ragtime Drummer is one of the more unusual performances, done by James Lent who was a professional military drummer. Released on an indestructible cylinder record from ca. 1908. From the collection of Matthias Menz.
Topics: cylinder record, indestructible, celluloid, columbia, ragtime, percussion, drums
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Columbia Orchestra
2,263
0
0
A Columbia Grand Graphophone Cylinder from circa 1900. Announcement: "Narcissus, played by Columbia Orchestra for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris." Courtesy of Paul Morris
Topics: cylinder record, concert cylinder, columbia, band
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Margarete Wiedeke
2,231
0
1
A very naughty song by Margarete Wiedeke (often abbreviated as Grete Wiedeke). Although not the most charming voice of that era, Wiedeke recorded a huge variety of songs on cylinders and discs and was one of the popular recording artists in Germany. This one comes from an Edison Wax Amberol cylinder #4M-15008, recorded in May of 1909 (Berlin, Germany).
( 1 reviews )
Topics: cylinder record, german, grete wiedeke
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer - The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Cylinder record #17026 (60.463) made by the Pathe Company London, ca. 1906
Topics: cylinder record, scotland, lauder, pathe, london
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison-Orchester Berlin
2,215
1
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2011: Fantasie aus Walküre (Fantasy from Valkyrie) is normally a much longer piece than any period cylinder record was able to provide. In such occassions, full operas were not recorded in full. Instead, especially altered abridged version would be performed to fit the roughly 2 minutes and 15 seconds a period 2-minute cylinder record could offer. Recorded 1905 in Berlin, Germany and released as Edison Goldguss cylinder record #15278....
Topics: cylinder record, classical, valkyrie, walküre, walkuere, wagner, richard wagner, opera, grand...
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Columbia Orchestra
2,176
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2007: The famous Sousa march from a Columbia Indestructible cylinder record #665
Topics: cylinder record, stripes, march, sousa
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Edison Concert Band
2,134
0
0
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2010: This lively played number by the Edison Concert Band predates the famous version by Bessie Smith by more than a quarter century. It features very distinctive ragtime influence. This Edison brown wax cylinder dates from approx. 1900/01 and was pitched to a playback speed of 140rpm. Cylinders of this era would be still copies made by a pantograph. However, an increased playback pressure applied to the source cylinder did allow a...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, edison, hot time, ragtime, band, march, medley
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] intermediate archival release: Gabriel-Valentin Soulacroix was a prolific baritone at the French comic opera. This molded brown wax cylinder likely dates from 1902-03, made at a transition time while the Pathé company was switching to the black wax compositions. This recording features a highly compressed version of the famous piece of Il barbiere di Siviglia composed by Gioachino Rossini. It was owed to the limited recording time of a maximum of 2:15...
Topics: cylinder record, french, brown wax, soulacroix, figaro, barbier de seville, rossini, siviglia,...
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2008: The popular French Christmas carol, sung by Albert Quesnel on Edison Blue Amberol #2285 from January 1914.
Topics: cylinder record, blue amberol, christmas, french, noel, xmas, carol, tenor
A British selection from an Pink Lambert type Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #901, recorded in 1903.
Topics: cylinder record, vocal, female, music hall
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer; The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2007: Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein, sung by Mr. Franz Porten Composed by Victor Hollaender & Julius Freund From a very late brown wax cylinder made by the German branch of the Columbia Phonograph Company, recorded ca. 1904. Announcement: "Die süßen kleinen Mägdelein. Gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten, für die Columbia Phonograph Company, Berlin und New York."
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, opera, porten
Source: Collection of Stephan Puille
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Harry Anthony, James F. Harrison
2,034
1
0
Transferred and presented by The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]: Probably the most popular civil war song. Here recorded circa 1909 by US Everlasting and sold as Lakeside cylinder #1067, performed as a duet by Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison.
Topics: cylinder record, indestrucitble, lakeside, everlasting, duet, anthony and harrison, civil war
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] previous release for June 2000: Du bist zu schön um treu zu sein - Written by Alois Kutschera (You are too beautiful to be true) Transferred from a German Columbia Phonograph Co. cylinder record (#57050) from ca. 1902-04. This black wax cylinder had a severe edge chip damage but gladly could be repaired and transferred with several hours of different attempts. Thanks to Paul in San Francisco who helped to identify the singer's full name. Although the...
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Topics: cylinder record, baritone, bischof, german, song
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Columbia Moulded Brown Wax Cylinder #9029, circa. 1901 An advanced quartette selection, from a moulded brown wax cylinder record. This cylinder was made during a short period (1901-1902) where Columbia issued their records with a playback speed of 185rpm, rather faster than the usual 144rpm of that era. Their intention was to provide a greater clarity and increased volume by using the standard cylinder format. Thus, the max. recording time was limitied to exactly 120 seconds, compared to 135...
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, quartette, vocal, descriptive
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
Columbia Gold Moulded cylinder record, recorded in Germany ca. 1904-06 by Franz Porten. In einem kühlen Grunde (In a cool ground) is a well known German traditional, sometimes also issued as "Das zerbrochene Ringlein" (The broken [little] ring). The Announcement says: "In einem kühlen Grunde, gesungen von dem Opernsänger Franz Porten. Original Columbia-Walze." From: Columbia Hartguss Record #50264
Topics: cylinder record, german, traditional, cool ground, ringlein
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for December 2009: This Christmas carol was recorded in the Berlin Edison Studios in 1906, performed by the Nebe-Quartett. It was lead by Carl Nebe who died soon after in 1908. He made the vast majority of the German announcements on Edison with his very distinctive wrong pronunciation of Edison's name. In Germany this carol is within the top 5 along with Silent Night (Stille Nacht) today. This cylinder contains the first two verses of the lyrics:...
Topics: cylinder record, christmas, xmas, carol, quartet, carl nebe
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by Fred van Epps
1,909
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The Cylinder Archive Release for May 2008
Topics: cylinder record, ragtime, banjo
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by Columbia Orchestra
1,891
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for October 2008: A brown wax cylinder record, featuring a piccolo and cornet duet, performed by the Columbia Orchestra. Recorded by The Columbia Phonograph Company of New York & Paris, ca. 1899.
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, band, serenade, cornet, trumpet, piccolo, flute
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by Frank C. Stanley, Henry Burr
1,888
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Transferred and presented by The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]: Frank C. Stanley & Henry Burr singing the famous song Red Wing, a very popular title. This indestructible cylinder was released in about 1908.
Topics: cylinder record, red wing, duet, indian song, popular
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by Edison Symphony Orchestra
1,882
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An early Edison cylinder (#535) from approx. 1897-98. 'The Forge in the Forest' was composed by Theodor Michaelis under the German name 'Die Schmiede im Walde'. The recording set up for this one was definitely not the best as the triangle drowns out a lot of the other instruments.
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Topics: brown wax, band, theodor michaelis, schmiede im walde, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Harry MacDonough
1,874
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From a pink Lambert celluloid cylinder #980 from ca. 1902.
Topics: cylinder record, mac donough, lambert company of chicago, lambert, patriotic, patriotism, anthem
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by Samuel H. Dudley
1,820
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S. H. Dudley made also several recordings for other companies than Edison. This one was made for the Lambert Company of Chicago around 1903. Lambert Indestructible cylinder record #593
Topics: S. H. Dudley, lambert, whistling solo, cylinder record
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for August 2007: Mary Boyer was a quite popular French soprano and recorded several cylinders on Pathé. This nice selection comes from a moulded brown wax cylinder and dates from approx. 1903. Composed by Charles François Gounod. Annoucement: "Faust: Air de Bijoux, chanté par Mme. Mary Boyer de l'Opéra Comique."
Topics: cylinder record, brown wax, pathe, opera, soprano, gounod
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by (Unknown Orchestra)
1,813
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Here we have a moulded black wax cylinder made by one of the smaller labels that existed in Germany at the turn of the century. Schellhorn Platina-Guss Record #139, probably ca. 1903-1906 Schellhorn cylinders always tend to have a kind of a 'brittle' background noise. Koenigs Grenadiere Marsch (= King's Infantrymen March)
Topics: german, march, cylinder record
Source: Collection of Norman Bruderhofer
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by Byron G. Harlan, Frank C. Stanley
1,772
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A nice duet by Harlan and Stanley from 1905: "As we parted at the Gate" Based on the raw public domain transcription from the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project of University of California, Santa Barbara Library (cylinder #2898) with different filtering.
Topics: cylinder record, duet, ucsb, edison
One of the rarer German classical selections on Edison Goldguss #16097. Recorded in October of 1909 in Berlin, Germay.
Topics: cylinder record, german, figaro, classical, opera
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by Hamilton Hill
1,717
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A truly charming selection from a British Sterling Record #559, ca. 1904-08. Performed by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill.
Topics: cylinder record, british, australian, baritone, music hall
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by Emilia Sánchez & Matilde Herrera
1,707
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for May 2010: A quite hard to find Edison Blue Amberol cylinder record of the Mexican series. The particular song, a Spanish Bolero, was composed by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri 1854 in Madrid. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Francisco Asenjo Barbieri (3 August 1823 – 17[1] or 19 February 1894) was a well-known composer of the popular Spanish opera form, zarzuela. His works include: El barberillo de Lavapiés, Jugar con fuego, Pan y toros,...
Topics: cylinder record, Bolero, Mexican, Spanish, Spain, Duet, Operetta, Latin
Source: From the collection of Charley Hummel
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by Jaudas' Society Orchestra
1,682
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Edison Blue Amberol cylinder #3480, recorded in 1917.
Topics: cylinder record, eugene jaudas, waltz, orchestra
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for April 2008: Louis Nucelly sings the II/8: Aria 'Lorsqu'à de folles amours', recorded 1912 in Paris and first released on Edison (wax) Amberol Cylinder #17158.
Topics: cylinder record, french, opera, classical, verdi, tenor
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by Arthur Leonard
1,668
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A sentimental song from approx. 1903, taken from the British Edison-Bell Indestructible cylinder #5911 at 144rpm. Music and words by E. W. Rogers Edison relaesed this Song under the name: "Skylark! skylark!, or: The boy's message"
Topics: cylinder record, lambert, british
The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site
by Hamilton Hill
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Sterling Record #196, sung by the Australian baritone Hamilton Hill, ca. 1906.
Topics: cylinder record, british, australian, australia
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]
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by Anna Case, Paul Althouse
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The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] release for November 2007: A well known aria from Verdi's 'Il Trovatore' here from a Blue Amberol #28197 cylinder from 1914.
Topics: cylinder record, classical, verdi, trovatore, aria
Source: The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de]